Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty.
During the first six months of life the infant’s iron requirements are met by breast or formula milk together with stores of iron in its body. Infant milks provide enough iron to protect the infant from iron deficiency anaemia. From 6 months onwards, increased iron intake is required and cow’s milk alone is not able to supply this. Follow on milk has higher iron content than cow’s milk and the high vitamin C content in the formula also increases iron absorption.
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid naturally found in breast milk, is a major structural component of the brain and eyes, representing about 97% of all omega-3 fats in the brain and 93% of all omega-3 fats in the retina. DHA is important for optimal infant brain and eye development and function.
Alpha Plus is strengthened with all the vitamins needed for the development of babies from birth to 12 months. Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Vitamins D and E ensure bone mineralization, eye and brain development and antioxidant protection.
Alpha Plus provides 100% of the recommended calcium intake. The easily digestible fat and high vitamin D content aids good absorption of calcium and bone mineralization. Adequate calcium intake during childhood reduces the risk of osteoporosis in later adulthood.
Arachidonic Acid (AA) also naturally found in breast milk, is the primary omega-6 fatty acid in the brain, representing about 48% of the omega-6 fats, and is important for optimal growth and proper infant brain development.Arachidonic Acid (AA) also naturally found in breast milk, is the primary omega-6 fatty acid in the brain, representing about 48% of the omega-6 fats, and is important for optimal growth and proper infant brain development.
Nucleotides (Adenosine, Guanosine, Inosine, Uridine and Cytidine) are needed during rapid growth, help reduce the risk of infant diarrhoea and boost serum immunoglobulin A concentrations.
Fat provides more than half the calories in breast milk and this applies to modern infant formulas. AlphaPlus milk use a specific blend of vegetable fats to ensure adequate levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids for brain and eye development and to aid fat digestion.
Alpha Plus’s protein content, like that of mother’s milk, ensures rapid gastric emptying and the intake of essential amino acids. Alpha Plus presents the same ratio casein/whey protein of 40/60 found in mother’s milk.